Tiny stitches add up

Aug 23

Tiny stitches add up

The call for the purple hats for Click for Babies in Oklahoma kept popping up in my assorted social streams.

Click for Babies logo

I like to make a hat or two when the call goes out. Remember all those red hats in February? Click for Babies aims to help educate caregivers about normal infant crying. Babies cry and there is a danger of reacting to crying in frustration by shaking or harming an infant. After stash diving, I found two great options in Manos del Uruguay Cotton Stria (sadly discontinued) and Be Sweet Bamboo.

Knit 1, Crochet 2, Giving all 3

Finished purple hats for Click for Babies

The two crochet caps are in the Cotton Stria: a basic half double crochet beanie and a granny square beanie. For the Bamboo hat, I decided to knit a spiral hat and try out a pair of 9″ circulars. Those wee circs are a bit of challenge to get used to, but as I settled into the rhythm of the stitches.

Cast on in Be Sweet Bamboo with 9

The project bag is a Sock n’ Book tote from Little Skein in the Big Woods and is a great size for hats. I was taken by the illustration of Lady Liberty knitting and the words, “Small actions, repeated with thought and intention, become more important than the number of their stitches.” A good reminder. The back side of the tote has rainbow stitches – the hat and 9″ circs in the photo above are on that back side.

Though the original call was for Oklahoma, I checked and found a Connecticut chapter. I will send my caps there. If you have some soft-to-the-touch purple yarn why not make a hat too? Cotton and bamboo are wonderful choices if you don’t want to go with acrylic. Double check with your chosen location for when they need the hats.

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